Introduction to AR
Renaissance Accelerated Reader
What is AR?
(AR) is a computer-
based program that
allows students to read
books and test their
knowledge using the
available quizzes in the
The Purpose of AR
The purpose of
Accelerated Reader is to
encourage students to
select appropriate books
for their reading level
and increase their
reading level while
Using the Program
• Students are accessed using the STAR Reading Test at the
beginning of the school year
• STAR report is sent to parents, and a copy is kept at school
• Teacher & student review ZPD range and set the student’s
goals for the first six weeks
• Students select books within their ZPD, either from the
library or teacher’s room
• Student reads the book in class and at home
• Student logs reading each day on AR Log
• Teacher signs off when book is complete, and the student
• Students will have a Points Goal each six weeks; based on the STAR
test and a 30 minute per day reading schedule.
• Students will meet with teacher to set goals outside of the points
• Students may change their book choice two times during a grading
period. After that, you will read what I assign.
• Students will bring AR book to class everyday. Being unprepared for
class is a Level One Offense, and will result in STEPS.
• AR time is for reading! Get in, get settled, and get to work.
• I will check your Reading Log several times per week. If they are not
current, correct, and progressing we will need to conference.
• I must see you reading it and sign off on your book before you can
test. NO log, NO book, NO test!
How will Mrs. Easterling monitor
• Review Reading Log on a regular basis
• Question you about your book
• Reading Responses during the week
• Monitor quiz taking
• TOPS Report printed weekly
Here’s the secret….find a great
• Bring AR book everyday
• Log your reading
• Read within your ZPD
• Select books carefully – read the back cover, ask
the librarian and your teacher for suggestions
• Take home TOPS report each week to have signed
• Read at home, and come prepared to answer
higher level questions related to your reading